Category Archives: Birding

Trumpeter Swan Counts 2016/2017

Mar. 21,2017: TRUS adults 810 Juv. 190 Total 1000 19 swan counters gathered at Plates after the count. Another dead swan was found. Other birds reported include Peregrine Falcon, Northern Shrike, and Yellow-rumped Warblers. Mar. 14, 2017: TRUS adults 1041 … Continue reading

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Bird Outing Report: Lazo Marsh & Woods, Feb. 2,2017

Today, Groundhog Day, 10 birders spent a pleasant but cool morning at Lazo Marsh and Lazo Woods and found 19 species. A highlight was a Virginia Rail calling from the marsh. A bonus bird was a cooperative Cooper’s Hawk that … Continue reading

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Bird Outing Report: Miracle Beach to Oyster River, Jan.26,2017

This morning 11 birders went to Miracle Beach, Saratoga Beach and Oyster River estuary. We had a pleasant morning with a variety of waterbirds. Highlights were Brant, both Goldeneyes, and great looks at shorebirds. The following 33 species were found: … Continue reading

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Bird Outing Report: Courtenay Airpark, Jan.19,2017

Today, January 19th, 11 birders spent a pleasant morning (with only a brief shower) at Courtenay Airpark and found 29 species. Highlights included great views of Ring-billed Gulls and White-crowned Sparrows. Canada Goose Trumpeter Swan American Wigeon Mallard Green-winged Teal … Continue reading

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